Some good shots to be logged. Early agricultural labor: cutting hay with scythes, etc. Covered wagons fording river Covered wagons circling around campfire Busy New York City street with doubledecker buses Great shot of four steam locomotives on adjacent tracks moving very slowly toward camera Children outside one-room schoolhouse VS school classrooms of various types where various lessons are taking place Home economics / cooking class Children saluting flag Children of unemployed being fed in a school Safety patrol helping children cross street safely great shot of fisherman on fishing vessel lowering large bin of flapping silver fish Market Street, San Francisco, shot from south side around Fifth street looking east toward 4th Street downtown street in Hawaiian city
From Educational Film Catalog (1939):
"A splendid production showing the functions and development of the public schools and the very important part they play in the life of today. This film should be shown in every city. It is" a real argument for the public schools." Iowa state college
"Will be found very interesting for Parent Teacher groups and other organizations interested in the advancement of education." Iowa univ.
Interesting film that doesn't bother to explain about how they're teaching kids the basic important subjects, like english or math, but instead teaches them for example, the importance of the Peace bridge between Canada and the US, and the importance of setting a table correctly. The film also has this pro America slant, which, while being democratic, certainly is hyper-democratic.